Coastguard called to Portobello beach '˜false alarm'
SEARCH and rescue teams were scrambled to Portobello beach this morning.
A call came in to the coast guard shortly after 8.30am of someone in trouble in the water.
Three ground crews joined a lifeboat in the bay scouring the area for an hour-and-a-half in the apparent false alarm.
“We searched the area on and off the beach but no person was found and no signs of anyone in distress,” said a HM Coastguard spokesman.